I was honored to be selected as a presenter at this year’s CCIRA conference. My presentation was on using game-based learning in social studies to help students engage with non-fiction texts.
We had so much fun! We talked about creating a need to learn in students, and the advantages of games as a learning tool. Then we played Mountain Men together (which was a blast, and only one person died!) Finally, using Mountain Men as an example, we talked about the four core principles of classroom game design and three types of games teachers could try in their classroom.
The room was filled with my favorite sound – the buzz of excited conversation (although the nervous gasps as people roll dice is nearly as good.)
In the end, all my evaluations looked pretty much like this one:
So, success! Hooray!
Thanks, CCIRA, for the chance to connect with more teachers.